A comedian at the keyboard

ALISTAIR McGowan is a popular and multi-talented impressionist, stand-up comedian, actor, writer…and latterly, pianist, as he demonstrates in his one-man show, coming to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on 5th July at 8pm.

After the success of The Piano Album, Alistair is on tour with An Introduction to Classical Piano, a show that brings together his varied talents and interests.

The performance includes classical piano pieces from his album, and short works by composers as varied as Philip Glass, Chopin, Grieg and Debussy.

Along the way, he talks a little about the history of each piece, each  composer  and  the problems and benefits of starting to learn the piano at the age of 49 – with more than a  sprinkling  of  his  trademark  impressions.

Photograph by Christopher Dunlop